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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Cyprus: Eiro annual review – 2009

    This annual review, compiled in February 2010, looks at industrial relations developments in Cyprus during the course of 2009. 1. Political developments During 2009, the present Cyprus’s government, headed by the President of the Republic...
  • Belgium: EIRO Annual Review - 2009

    In 2009, Belgium continued to be affected by the economic downturn: unemployment within the country continued to increase and there were several large restructuring cases. After the implementation of a rescue plan for banks and for companie...
  • France: EIRO Annual Review - 2009

    The economic crisis has led to a noticeable return to State intervention in economic and social matters. The State also continues to stimulate the independent action of the social partners by pursuing its policy of reforming labour law, wit...
  • Temporary agency work and collective bargaining in the EU

    This report reviews the present situation regarding the use of temporary agency work (TAW) in European Union Member States. It examines arrangements for social dialogue and collective bargaining at national level across the EU. It examines the role of collective bargaining in determining such matters as length of assignment, the use of TAW in strikes, and the proportion of agency workers allowed; it also examines the role of collective bargaining in determining equality of treatment in pay, training and other conditions of employment. In addition the report reviews other forms of regulation, and national variations, including the composition of companies in the field of TAW, its sectoral and occupational distribution, and the duration of temporary assignments.
  • Chemical industry’s positive view on working life and demography agreement

    The German Federation of Chemical Employers’ Associations (BAVC [1]) and the Mining, Chemicals and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE [2]) signed their agreement (in German) [3] on working life and demography in April 2008. BAVC and IG BCE stressed that, as a result of the need to remain competitive and innovative, human resource management has gained greater importance in chemical companies. In September 2010, representatives of BAVC and IG BCE, among others, met to discuss the interim results of the agreement and future developments. [1] http://www.bavc.de [2] http://www.igbce.de/portal/site/igbce/ [3] http://www.bavc.de/bavc/web/web.nsf/id/li_prat7emflg.html
  • Employees show support for extending working lives

    On 29 October 2010, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD [1]), the professional body for human resources managers, published results (522Kb PDF) [2] from its summer 2010 quarterly online /Employee Outlook/ survey. [1] http://www.cipd.co.uk/ [2] http://www.cipd.co.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B5D316CC-4FFF-4635-A339-5E5360ADBF33/0/5306_Focusonageingworkforce.pdf
  • Changes in the determination of minimum wages

    The minimum wages for all Greek employees, in both the public and private sectors, have been determined for many years through free collective bargaining between the social partners. If the parties failed to reach an agreement, help was sought from the Organisation for Mediation and Arbitration (OMED [1]). [1] http://www.omed.gr/el
  • Stricter rules for early retirement

    The Slovak economy appears to be recovering from the economic downturn. A third-quarter forecast (in Slovakian, 1.1Mb PDF) [1] by the Slovak National Bank (NBS [2]) in September 2010 said that gross domestic product (GDP) would increase by 4.3% in 2010. According to the Slovak Statistical Office (ŠÚ SR [3]), industrial production in Slovakia increased by 22.6% and electricity and gas supply by 13.9%, between 1 January and 31 August 2010, compared to the same period in 2009. However, employment in several sectors in the economy decreased in the same period, by: [1] http://www.nbs.sk/_img/Documents/_Publikacie/PREDIK/2010/P3Q-2010.pdf [2] http://www.nbs.sk/sk/titulna-stranka [3] http://www.statistics.sk/
  • New measures to improve safety for cleaners and hotel and restaurant workers

    In November 2010, the government extended the regional safety representatives scheme to cover the hotels and restaurants sector and the cleaning industry. The new regulations (in Norwegian) [1] are effective from 1 January 2011. [1] http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ad/dok/lover_regler/forskrifter/2010/Forskrift-om-regionale-verneombud-for-visse-bransjer.html?id=624783
  • Management and employee views on benefits of shop stewards

    One in two workplaces covered by a collective agreement in the private sector has a shop steward (workplace union members’ representative [1]) – a number that is significantly higher in the public sector (91%). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/efemiredictionary/workplace-union-members-representative

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